Freeman Employees Help the Homeless
– Freeman, the premier provider of integrated services for face-to-face marketing events, announced today a donation of more than $38,000 to the Bridge Homeless Recovery Shelter to combat homelessness in the community. Freeman employees raised more than $19,000 to benefit The Bridge, and Freeman agreed to match employee donations.
The Bridge, part of the Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance, is a nationally unique multi-purpose facility, based on a public-private partnership, focusing on serving the chronically homeless. The Bridge provides an average of 1,200 adults in need with services each day, including emergency care, housing and transitional care provisions.
“The Bridge does exceptional work assisting people who need food, clothing and shelter, and we are all honored to partner with The Bridge to contribute to its crucial work,” said Carrie Freeman Parsons, Vice Chair of Freeman.
During the donation presentation, a Bridge guest commented on the impact The Bridge has had on his life, “eight months ago I was on the street. Then I started coming here. With the help I received, I went from being homeless to living in an apartment with my wife and two daughters. Now I’m back on my feet thanks to The Bridge and the generosity of its supporters.”
Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings, who has been involved with The Bridge since its inception in 2008, accepted the donation on behalf of The Bridge. Mayor Rawlings was instrumental in the fundraising efforts to build and open the facility, and he continues to raise awareness of homelessness issues throughout Dallas.